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you've got all those coins own your desk you collect. jamie: military -- bill: i consider an organized desk to be an organized mind. jamie: wow, bill. bill: right? so you can keep everything sorted. jamie: thanks for sharing. bill: otherwise i'm lost. jamie: it's great to be with you, thanks, everyone. jenna: no one look at my desk, it's not a good scene, people. right now brand new stories and breaking news. gregg: and new details on yet another scandal involving the irs in washington, a manual instructing agents to cover up sources during investigations hiding their trail. we're going to talk to one of the reporters who broke that story. plus, andrea snyderman getting very emotional in court, what got her so very upset. and the sun is gearing up for a solar flip. what that may mean for us here on earth. it's all "happening now." ♪ ♪
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gregg: and there are more details emerging on a brand new washington scandal. hello, everyone, i'm gregg jarrett in for jon scott. jenna: it's hard to keep track of them all. nice to have you with us, hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee, and we told you earlier this week about a secretive dea program that feeds tips to law enforcement. those tips can help launch investigations on americans. the issue in question is whether or not we would know if the federal government is initially behind an arrest. the government denies any wrongdoing here, and there is no evidence at this time that this information has been misused. but the main concern is if you don't know the evidence against you, you don't know where it came from, can you get a fair trial? righters first -- reuters first broke the story, and the justice department is investigating, and now reuters is expanding its original reporting after obtaining a manual used by irs agents for two years that instructs them to use evidence from the dea as leads but to
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find a different way to justify their investigation. we're joined now by the correspondent who helped break this story, john shipman is back with us. john, nice to have you. >> thanks for having me. jenna: so walk us through. what does this mean? >> well, our first story basically said that the agents were doing this, that they were setting up cases, the dea, special operations division was sending out tips across the country to police, to other dea agents and then telling them, you know, when they would make an arrest they would pull over a car, and the person who was arrested would never know why they had been targeted. they thought -- the police just told them they were being pulled over for speeding. and we based that original report on powerpoint slides for training manuals and interviews with agents. yesterday we found an old irs manual from 2005-2006 that instruct thes irs agents how they are supposed to use the evidence. so the information begins in some cases with foreign
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intelligence, it goes from the nsa to the dea which sends it to the irs which uses it in the field. the people who are arrested and charged are never told where this information originally came from. jenna: so we reached out to the dea as we mentioned on monday, we have some great reporters and producers that work with the justice department, and an unnamed dea official says this essentially, that the whole way that this is supposed to work, if you will, is to protect law enforcement informants so that they don't have any danger of being revealed. it's like an anonymous source, anonymous tip, that's the reason why we would not know the chain going all the way back to the federal government. what do folks tell you in your reporting as to whether or not that's a legitimate explanation for the way that this information is used? >> well, it's absolutely legitimate to protect sources and methods, and the -- but there's process for that in the
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courts already for both classified information and for informant information. virtually every day in courts around america a judge is notified of this, the defendant is notified that there's a defendant or classified information, and that information is examined by the judge in secret, and he takes a look at it to see whether it would work out. so, you know, for fisa and for classified information from informant information, defendants are already notified when there's evidence. but in this case, apparently, they aren't. there was a case in arizona last week where a when the identity of the informant became known, the case was dismissed because he was a known con man. jenna: interesting. so that gets back to the point that your article brings up as well as to whether or not the person in the trial is actually getting a fair one. >> right. i mean, the aclu, some current prosecutors and former judges, you know, they say this violates the constitutional right to examine the pretrial discovery, the evidence that the government may use against you, the
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information the government has that could be helpful or is relevant could be exculpatory, could show innocence, bias, all sorts of things. jenna: interesting. we talked about whether or not we know whether this information was misused, and it's interesting to get that example out of arizona based on your reporting, john. one other thought that comes up, though, is as we've looked at these nsa stories, for example, and we look at this special group within the dea that coordinates with not only the nsa, but the department of homeland security and the irs, one of the criticisms of government is that there's not enough sharing of information there's too much bureaucracy, and we're seeing here there's a lot of sharing of informing, and in that case one could argue it's a good thing. how do we know whether or not the government is sharing the information between agencies, whether it's a good thing or a bad thing? >> well, you know, certainly after 9/11 information sharing, you know, became a priority for the government, and they're doing this, and that's precisely
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what the special operations division does. by the way, they were sharing information long before 9/11, so they've been in this business for a long time. and the critics don't really have a criticism of the way the information is passed through, it's just that once it is and once a person's liberty is at stake, once a person might go to prison for an alleged crime, they ought to be able to have every possible defense, every possible legal defense that they might be able to use, and if you don't know where the information came, it handcuffs the defendant in terms of trying to make all sorts of legal arguments because you simply -- you can't defend yourself if you don't know there's evidence out there that might help you. jenna: point well taken. and it's a story that certainly got our attention based on your reporting, especially with the irs and this controversial about potential political targeting and all the rest. we'll find out where you take this next and appreciate the time today as always. thank you. >> thanks. gregg: amazing story. all right, planned parenthood is facing a federal investigation now over the use of your
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taxpayer money. this announcement coming as the abortion provider which received, by the way, more than a half a billion dollars in a single year, faces numerous accusations of fraud and dangerous conditions at clinics. shannon bream live in washington with more. and, shannon, just how widespread is this issue? >> reporter: well, gregg, the government accountability office is going to look into this, but a group called alliance defending freedom's already compiled a report for congress detailing all the legal claims planned parenthood is facing in terms of waste, abuse and potential fraud. i talked with senior counsel casey maddux about that report. >> what we found is shocking. we found that there is upward of at least 12.5 million dollars worth of government-determined waste, abuse and potential fraud by planned parenthood affiliates, and this is just an isolated number of publicly-done 5ud kits. >> reporter: one example of the trouble planned parenthood is facing was just resolved in texas. a whiting blower claim --
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whistleblower claims fraudulent billing was going on. authorities said products and services that were never renders or simply not eligible for reimbursement at all. texas state investigators say patients' medical records were false fited. the affiliate reportedly paid out $4.3 million to settle the claims. gregg: what about the other side? how is planned parenthood responding to all these accusations? >> reporter: well, they said that the accusations in texas specifically were base less and then went on to say this, quote: continuing the litigation in this hostile environment for women's health would have insured a lengthy and costly process that would have distracted our energies and required us to share the private medical information of thousands of women. we are ending this lawsuit in order to devote all of our time and energy to delivering high quality, affordable health care. i also asked them for a response about the report of how taxpayer dollars are being spent. you mentioned half a billion dollars of taxpayer money last
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year went to planned parenthood. the gao does confirm the audit and says it is just in the beginning stages, and planned parenthood didn't respond to our request for comment. gregg: kind of surprising. you would think they would want to say something. >> reporter: we'll let you know if we hear from them. gregg: shannon bream in washington, thanks. jenna: new information from fort hood to do, a judge ruling against the stand-by attorneys saying they must continue to assist in the accused fort hood shooter's defense, and then those same attorneys asked off this case. casey steegal has all the latest details, fast moving, from fort hood, texas. casey? >> reporter: yeah, jenna, a pretty big argument, i've got to say, sort of erupting between hasan's stand-by counsel and the judge in this case. and it happened not long ago, just within the last hour or so. it all stems from that fireworks show yesterday when the court went into a sudden recess because, basically, hasan's
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defense lawyers asked to play a lesser role in this case. remember hasan is representing himself here, but because he is not an attorney, his defense team was put on a stand-by role so they can walk him through procedural matters and file motions and things of that nature. but they said that they did not believe hasan was really trying that hard in his defense in so many words and that he essentially wanted the death penalty, therefore, they argued they could not with power. they could not be a part of that. the judge adjourned court to consider that particular motion. things resumed this morning. judge osborn came in and said that that motion was denied. and that those attorneys had to remain on stand-by counsel saying that, quote, this was basically nothing more than a disagreement with hasan's trial strategy. and then that is when the fireworks happened. colonel chris poppy, one of these stand-by lawyers, getting
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into a bit of a back and forth with the judge saying that her order this morning violates their professional rules of conduct and that it's basically, hasan is eliminating obstacles to the death penalty and that it would be, quote, morally repugnant for them to help hasan achieve his death sentence. judge osborn looked very annoyed, she looked very agitated. she went into a little bit of a back and forth with them and said that she was asking for something in writing from their state bar association saying that this violated their professional rules of conduct. they said that they could not get that something in writing that quickly, and then she took a short recess because they asked for a stay which means this thing could have come effectively to a full halt for weeks or even months. she took a recess, came back into the court and said your request for a stay is denied, and this court martial is going to continue, and you have to
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stay in your role that has been predetermined by the court as stand-by counsel. so things are moving forward. it seemed like we were possibly very close to this thing getting yet another setback. some have said from the beginning that this was going to be a circus with hasan representing himself and not knowing much about the letter of the law, and at least for the last two days or so it's proving to be a bit of a circus. but the judge trying to stay very much on point here and clearly keep this court-martial moving. jenna? jenna: wow. it took four years to get to this point, we can't forget that, so a lot of emotions, casey, but certainly some effort from the judge to keep things moving along, as you point out. >> reporter: exactly. jenna: we'll be back to you, casey, throughout the day. thank you. >> reporter: yep. gregg: well, a search for clues as a california woman tells her daughter that she is going out to meet somebody who found her dog and then she never comes home, she vanishes.
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and new violence in syria where mortars were fired just as president assad was attending prayers. ♪ ♪
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gregg: right now new information on soe crime stories we're following. the fbi issuing a new seeking information poster in the search for a 17-year-old girl from virginia. alexis murphy's family saying she left home on saturday, never returned. her car was found tuesday night in charlottesville. authorities now zeroing in on that area. four people dead, four others wounded in two separate but related shootings in texas. one of them involving an explosive device. this happening in dallas at a nearby suburb. police saying a plan who claims to be a former dallas mavericks'
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dancer was looking for an ex-girlfriend at both homes when he opened fire. -arrested at the scene of the second attack. california, police now searching for clues after a woman who works with death row inmates vanishes. on sunday sandra koch reportedly told her 15-year-old daughter she was meeting somebody who found her missing dog. she said she'd be back in 30 minutes, she never returned. jenna: well, right now the outgoing second in command at the cia says the biggest threat to our national security today is syria. mike morrell telling the "wall street journal" he's concerned syria will supplant pakistan as the new safe haven for al-qaeda. consider that as we report some new violence there today. mortar attacks hitting an upscale district of damascus where president assad was, apparently, attending prayer. the so-called syrian rebels claiming they fired shells that hit assad's motorcade. the president and his convoy
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were not affected. leland vittert is live from our mideast bureau with more. >> reporter: trying to find confirmable facts on something like this is a little bit like trying to nail down a piece of watermelon. it's not impossible, but often fruitless especially because the rebels have not supplied any video to back up their story. in the meantime the, president assad is now being seen in public for the third time this week, he is there in damascus participating in prayers and largely thought to be trying to capitalize on some of his advances on the battlefield. if the rebels, however, were able to launch an attack there in his compound, near his compound or on his convoy, it would certainly be a major intelligence coup as he has largely been able to maintain control there over his inner core, especially right near damascus in the capitol. on the battlefield, things had been going his way except about week. we did see a major army airfield
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there that the syrian government had held up in the north, their main trump card is air power over the rebels, and one of the al-qaeda syndicate groups was able to capture that airfield. the fact that the al-qaeda groups are now largely leading this fight if not exclusively leading this fight is something of grave concern to a lot of folks around the world. and as much talk as there's been about the united states arming the syrian rebels, we have not yet seen that happen. many experts tell you that's because of the concern of who the weapons go, largely the guys you're seeing in this video who have taken over this airfield. going forward this is the end of ramadan, the muslim holy month. it is the eve, the final three days of celebration, and then it's expected that the summer offensive will begin once again here for the next couple of months if they have good weather and long days up in syria. whether or not assad will maintain his momentum is yet to be seen. jenna: leland, thank you. gregg: brand new testimony against a woman on trial for
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lying about an affair with a man who killed her husband and what caused her to cry in court. plus, brand new fox news polls hot off the press. what percentage of americans say that congress deserves an august recess? all right, you know the answer to that one, but the number may surprise you, straight ahead. ♪ ♪ right now, 7 years of music is being streamed. a quarter million tweeters are tweeting. and 900 million dollars are changing hands online.
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jenna: well, right now some new testims andrea snyderman shows some emotion in court. prosecutors say she hid an affair with her former boss who has since been convicted of murdering her husband. harris faulkner in the newsroom with the latest on this. >> reporter: this is a trial about lying. andrea snyderman lied about having that relationship with the killer, and they say that's why they knew she knew about the
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death before police ever told her. key testimony coming on the third day this week of that trial from an undercover police officer who said andrea snyderman showed up at the daycare to drop off her child the morning her husband was shot and clearly was distraught over something. he testified it was apparent that she already knew what had happened. they played out the surveillance video from that morning, and here is that detective on the stand. all right, we don't have that audio right now, but he goes on to explain that that was him in the video, and he hadn't told her yet that her husband had been shot, but you can see her, if we go back to it, she is convulsioning. she's clearly very upset. prosecutors say this is important because they want jurors to ponder the question how did she know if she didn't talk to the killer that her husband was already shot dead? she's pleading guilty to all of
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the charges against her. and, jenna, i should mention she actually brought up the killer's name in this trial. or i should say at the very beginning because police asked her about this guy who they suspected at the time had shot her husband, and she said, oh, he's a pest, he's a nuisance. so the words were first spoken by her that they had any connection at all. back to you. jenna: looks like some questions to be answered there. harris, thank you. >> reporter: sure. gregg: well, a brand new fox poll just in as president obama uses the bully pulpit to pivot back to the economy and pound republicans. but according to the just-released poll, voters are knot terribly impressed. most of them think the president isn't offering any new economic ideas, and he'd help the country more by staying in washington, rolling up his sleeves and actually working with republicans. the new poll, there it is, finds 71% of voters say the president's recent economic speeches are full of the same old things that he's been talking about for the last few years, that's more than triple
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the number who think he's putting forward new ideas to boost the economy. angela mcglowan is a fox news political analyst. want to talk to you about these. do you think that number we just showed on the screen is a reflection of unemployment that is still incredibly high and economic growth that "the washington post" called horrible? >> it is a reflection. i think you're going to see this during the midterm elections. if you remember in 2010, you had the tea partiers and people coming out speaking against obamacare and the republicans took over the house. you have 21 republicans that are up for -- i mean, democrats that are up for re-election in the senate, 14 republicans that are up for re-election in the senate. i think you're going to see a sea of change, not obama change, but change where republicans might take over the senate. gregg: yeah. well, there is one new thing that he has offered, corporate profits overseas should be taxed. so maybe that'll get some traction. all right, let's move on to the next poll.
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do americans rely too much on government and not enough on themselves? there you go, 74% say yes, 22% say no. what's interesting is a follow up says the government has just made it too darn easy for people to get food stamps. what do you think of that? >> gregg, the bottom line is this: the government is supposed to protect the consumer, but we're supposed to have individual responsibility, self-reliance, self-sufficiency. and i think anytime you have broad government programs, you're going to have fraud and, yes, the government has made it too easy. what we need now are true economic policies that will create a better america and a more prosperous america. and even though ronald reagan was the great communicator and obama is the great orator, ronald reagan worked with tip o'neill. lbj worked with republicans to get civil rights. what i'm saying here is we need leadership. we need someone who can make deals, and dennis kucinich said earlier that americans might not
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believe that congress should get a vacation, but americans should get a vacation from this congress. gregg: yeah. >> americans are tired of the infighting, and they want to see the members of congress that work for us -- gregg: speaking of relying too much on government, we invite our viewers to watch -- this is a terrific one-hour documentary on friday night, it's called "the great food stamp binge," one-hour documentary, bret baier's the anchor of this thing. you will meet a surfer in southern california. he surfs all day, and then he uses his snap card, his food stamps -- he's been doing this forever -- to buy lobster at night. and he says, dude, why should i work when the government pays me not to? that's friday night, 10:00 eastern time. check it out. the great food stamp binge. and it's happening everywhere. all right, my last poll i want to go to, congress, have they worked hard enough to deserve this long five week vacation? predictably, 82 percent say no,
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14% say, yes. all right. >> well, i'm a little biased here because members of congress when they go into recess, they go home to speak to their constituents, and then they come back in september, and they're supposed to do a better job from representing what their constituents want. so i wouldn't really say this is a vacation. they're going back home to listen to voters, hopefully, and we'll see a lot of town hall meetings. but i want to say something about welfare. the new ebt card, people are buying alcohol, adult entertainment and cigarettes with that, and those are our tax dollars. gregg: oh, yeah. and you know what they do, this guy says, look, all i have to do is go once a year down to the government office and say i don't have a job, and they say, fine, here's another year's worth of food stamps. and the fraud on this thing is just rampant. i mean, people pretend to lose their, you know, food stamp cards, they give it to their friends, they go back and get another one. >> exactly. gregg: there's no checking, no canceling the lost one, and american taxpayers get
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absolutely ripped off on this stuff. angela mcglowan, i'm out of time, thanks very much. >> thank you for having me. jenna: we have a news alert out of tampa, florida, and some live pictures there. if you're in the downtown area of tampa, officials are asking you to seek shelter, and the reason why is that there's chemical fumes coming from the port of tampa. we know that tampa fire rescue is working to try to figure out where these fumes are coming from and try to contain them, but there is enough of a warning to residents to get inside if you're in downtown or the south side of downtown in tampa. the warning is, has some specifics. we don't really know what's causing the warning, but apparently it can cause irritation of the eyes and nose, respiratory track problems or also headaches and dizziness, and this is a precaution, that's what tampa fire rescue is saying, and they're going to solve the issue. we're going to work our phones and find out what exactly is
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being released into the air. this is a live shot coming from our affiliate down there. we'll keep you posted as we hear more on this. in the meantime, some new developments in a school bus beating caught on video. the victim taking a pounding from three older students. you've seen this. we're going to have the latest on his condition and the fallout for his attackers. and anyone who flies knows what a hassle it can be finding ground transportation to and from the airport. it's also very expensive. now one company is helping travelers save on parking and car rental fees and maybe even make a little cash for themselves. coming up, our small business spotlight. ♪ ♪
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ings >> left him alone! leave him alone! [bleep] [bleep] gregg: new information on that brutal school bus beating in florida. the victim a 13-year-old boy recovering from a fractured hand after three older students attacked him. meanwhile the bus driver under fire for choosing not to intervene. phil keating live from miami with more. the phil, the bus driver, no longer driving, is that correct? >> reporter: right, gregg. he retired right after this very
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violent incident that happened behind him as he drove that school bus after school, south of st. petersburg, florida. the driver, 64-year-old, john moody, won't be charged either for not breaking up the fight. the state attorney's office says that is due to ambiguous school district guidelines. on one hand, drivers are taught, quote, if there is physical altercation the bus driver call dispatch office via two-way radio. stop the bus. drivers may take all reasonable measures necessary to separate students involved and preserve student safety. but on the other hand, they're also told, quote, safety comes first. when in doubt do not take chances. that driver did repeatedly call on the two-way radio urging the dispatcher to send police. he yelled at those kids eventually to stop beating up that boy, which eventually they did, only after punching kicking, stomping the 13-year-old boy 50 times in 60 seconds, gregg. gregg: vicious beating on camera. what's the status of the three
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15-year-olds who attacked him? >> reporter: well they were all immediately expelled from middle school. and those three 15-year-olds are joshua, redden, julian mcnight, and camerage lloyd. they are argued with aggravated battery. redden is charged with unarmed robbery for stealing the victim's $5 after the beating. 6th grade victim told school teachers that day the suspects tried to sell him school pot in the school bathroom. the teacher later questioned boys about this. later on the school bus the 15-year-olds viciously retaliated for being told on. the 13-year-old is recovering. it has been a month now. all he has bottom left is a sore left wrist. three suspects are due in juvenile court tuesday morning. gregg: vicious, vicious, beating. unbeefable. phil keating. thanks very much, phil. >> all right. jenna: new numbers on the economy today as they get every thursday. 333,000 americans filed for
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first-time unemployment in the latest week. that is up slightly from the week before. applications overall for the last month is down at lowest level in six years. that is seen as a little bit of a good sign for our economy. in today's small business spotlight, a unique car sharing company thriving in this struggling economy and helping customers making money for themselves which is a nice thing. we have the ceo of flight car. i have to ask you, you were attending harvard university and you dropped out to start this company. why did you make that decision? >> yeah. this was a really, really exciting opportunity to really, really do something different. gregg: and something way out of the box. so that's why i dropped out. jenna: we'll get to that in a second. the idea you say is different. what is the idea behind flight car? >> yes, we allow vehicle owners parking at the airport to rent out their cars to other incoming travelers to that same airport.
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everything is fully insured. jenna: how do you do that? >> so we actually have our own parking lot, right near the airport. we're near the san francisco airport and boston logan airport. so you pull into our parking lot. we'll greet you. we'll take your car and we'll have a town car drop you off curbside at your terminal of departure. jenna: and so how good is the security? i think that's a question for people leaving cars with you. i'm going to leave my car. i will not really know who will rent it. i will go on the trip. when i get back the car will be there and i get a little money for renting the car with you. talks about the security side. are people really comfortable letting a stranger drive their car? >> yes, so, you know, of course our parking lot, we have 24/7 surveillance and it is always staffed. and as far as people renting your car, you know, we have very strict guidelines who can rent. we do a thorough, three-year driving history check on everybody looking to rent. they have to meet our criteria,
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which of course qualifies the insurance. and yeah, we're, it's been great to see, great to see the response. we actually doubled the total listings we've had. so people dropping off cars for free parking from 1,000 to 2,000 just in the last 45 days. jenna: if i allow you to rent out my car what do i get? >> you get free airport parking, guaranteed, regardless whether your car is rented or not. we give you a free car wash. we vacuum out inside of your car, if your car is rented you will even make some money. jenna: very interesting. how much money, just curious? >> yeah, for older makes and models, $10 per rental. newer makes and models, it is $10 per rental day. jenna: all right. you're looking to expand this you're working with some other college dropouts. i think that is kind of, kind after bad title. college dropouts. you're running a successful company. we'll see what happens next and how you're expanding that is an
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interesting idea. we appreciate the time. best of luck to you. >> thanks so much for having. gregg: you seem really interested in the money aspect. are you thinking about doing this? jenna: if anyone tried to rent a car lately, it is really expensive. gregg: yeah. jenna: but i would have a hard time, you know, letting you for example, drive my car. gregg: you don't trust me, huh? jenna: much less a stranger but maybe i need trust in humanity. gregg: i'm a very good driver. a fairly clean record. the jury deliberating in the trial of reputed gangster "whitey" bulger. we're awaiting a verdict following a day of questions from the jury. what are they thinking? our legal panel is weighing in. bruce willis out of "expendables 3" after he didn't get the moolah from the film. what sly stallone is saying that could be sparking a good ol' hollywood feud. ♪
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jenna: "happening now," a new report giving the first comprehensive analysis of what caused a deadly cholera outbreak in haiti. it is putting the blame squarely on the u.n., specifically u.n. peacekeepers and wants the organization held accountable. the outbreak started in 2010. it was in the wakes of that devastating earthquake. the report find that peacekeepers inadvertently caused the outbreak when suage from a u.n. camp contaminated haiti's largest river. more than 8,000 people died as a result. hundreds of thousands were sickened. u.n. repeatedly denied responsibility, even when challenged by a fox news producer.
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>> when is the u.n. going to address this particular report which is very comprehensive and can we have someone here to talk us through what concrete steps the u.n. is going to be taking to address the issue. >> i don't have anything further to say beyond what we said in the past. we are obviously aware of this latest report. jenna: claudia rose set covering u.n. for a year. journalist for the foundation for defense of democracy. this report came out from yale. it is peacekeeping without accountability. that is the title of the report. as we mentioned they put the blame squarely on the u.n. the u.n. doesn't want to take accountability for it. what precedent has been set in the past? is this typical of the u.n.? >> oh, yes, this is extremely typical. that is one of basic problems from the u.n. it is immune to claims like this. there is just no accountability. they have been promising accountability in peacekeeping for years.
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remember the peace keeper rape scandals? actually that kind of exploitation is still going on, jenna. and now we get this. it is just this incredible lack of u.n. accountability. jenna: go back to the immunitysy of this, the u.n. having immunity if they do something inadvertently or intentionally. you mentioned the rape cases in the past. those are different issues compared to like the cholera outbreak we're mentioning right now. but all in the same vain of not taking accountability. what is the immunity issue here? >> the u.n. has agreements with its member-states, to basically it is immune from law. the secretary-general can wave this immunity but he, it is up to him. and, unless that happens, there have been challenges in court. they have gotten nowhere. you really can't sue the u.n. so the u.n. can do whatever it wants to. in theory and usually get away with it. in theory, the, it is accountable to its member-states
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but they're not really being held accountable here either. so you have a, this giant collective where the problem, jenna, is, the story, the narrative is, peacekeepers have gone in from the u.n. things will be fine. the peacekeepers, whether they willfully rape the people they're supposed to protect or accidentally through shoddy construction, it was actually bad management, set up sewage facilities that bring cholera into haiti which has not had it, there is no place you can go, say, who is responsible? a head needs to roll. a question you might ask, who has been fired? jenna: that is one of the questions that john, one of our producers there, at the u.n. is trying to get to the bottom of. the u.n., it is interesting what the u.n. has done in haiti, for example, likewisen, we vaccinated three million children that wouldn't be otherwise vaccinated. we cleared 80% of the earthquake debris. they will take accountability for some of the good things. this was inadvertent. it wasn't intentional it
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happened. it might be due to bad management. what is to say it won't be happen again and won't be repeated, u.n., using our taxpayer money goes into a country and something like this happens? >> well, and we're now being, the suggestion now is that the u.n. pay compensation to the victims. the u.n. is saying no. the further problem there is, it's american taxpayers who would end up paying for the u.n. mistake in the main. what you really need here, jenna, is a huge rethink how u.n. peacekeeping is handled because, when things go terribly wrong, there is nobody who can be held to account. that is the basic problem. jenna: that's a big headline there. claudia, thank you very much. we wanted to look at this story. great to talk with you again. thank you. gregg: some big changes coming on. the sun and nasa say that it could affect the whole solar system. what in the world is happening? what does it mean for us here on earth? ♪
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gregg: right now a wild scientific phenomenon you may never have heard of. the sun is, well, flipping out. the magnetic fields are switching, meaning the north pole on the sun becomes the south pole, vice versa. according to nasa the effect will be felt across the entire solar system. let's talk about that, what it means for us on earth.
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joining us once again, cory powell, editor-at-large for "discover" magazine. when it flips the sun, it flips out the magnetic field for the entire solar system. what does it mean for earth? what we see and feel here? >> the sun is active all the time. it is like a magnetic bottle. that means all the magnetic activity is flipping with it. there is magnetic current running thrust the whole solar system, including past the planet. this only happens when the sun is particularly active. gregg: which is now. >> which is now. this kind of flip happens every 22 years. gregg: will we see more climate change here? normore clouds, auroras? what about auroras? >> this is time of solar activity when you see those kind of things, auroras. there is greater risk of blackouts. there is constant low level damage. gregg: blackouts? >> blackouts, powtory satellites. this is a time when major
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activity is more likely than it is than other times. gregg: now severe solar superstorms, which are different, what would that do? >> right. so the sun is continuously disrupting the space around the earth, what they call space weather and ordinary space weather and a superstorm are the difference between a bad thunderstorm and a hurricane. ordinary space weather, just stuff that happens every year we don't pay any attention to, costs something between 500 million and a billion dollars a year in damage to power lines and satellites. gregg: just in the u.s.? >> just in the u.s. that is just an ordinary average year. that is averaged out. a superstorm, the last really your russ superstorm we had in 1859. unfortunately there wasn't much technology around at that time. if something happened like that again, national research council says it could cost 1 to $2 trillion worth of damage just in the united states. gregg: you could have blackouts
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worldwide. >> blackouts could last for a month or a year. it could blow out all power "transformers" all at once. gregg: people couldn't survive. >> that is why the damage numbers are so high. not just that you lose power. imagine a blackout lasts past point hospital generators are kicking in. all of your financial trading markets. that is why there is active effort to do much better space forecasting, if you can predict these things, understand why the sun is flipping -- gregg: we're not expecting super storms anytime soon? >> statistically, probably not. we don't really know how to predict them. what you really want to do, this is a classic, high impact, low frequency kind of event. you want to know how to forecast it because -- gregg: it happens, we can prepare for it. >> if it happens we can prepare for it. just saving that year to year constant erosion, who pays
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attention to space weather? the answer is, industry does. gregg: i'm out of time. cory powell, good to see you as always. >> thanks. jenna: in tampa folks are being told to stay inside because of a fire, a chemical fire. we're told it is all clear right now. more breaking news. [ male announcer ] running out of steam?
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jenna: brand new stories and breaking s this hour as a massive southern california wildfire nearly doubles in side overnight. we're live on the fire lines with more on that. also, shades of the cold war, some say. the president canceling a meeting with the russian president, but is this diplomatic snub the right move? we're going to go in depth on that. plus, how bigger meals could actually help you lose weight. [laughter] maybe not the burger video that we're showing. [laughter] gregg: that's my favorite purringer. jenna: if you eat that for breakfast, are you going to lose weight? that's coming up on "happening now." jenna: the burger did look good
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though. another fox news alert on the race to stop a raging wildfire in southern california, forcing 1500 people out of their homes, and more evacuations could be on their way. we're glad you're with us, everybody, i'm jenna lee. gregg: and i'm gregg jarrett in for jon scott. it's called the silver fire, and it's now surging toward three mountain communities. wind gusts whipping up the flames, and a thousand firefighters now trying to keep the 10,000-acre inferno from reaching homes in the area. >> he's saying we got out alive, and that's the important thing. >> that's home, that's where we live. gregg: let's go live to dominic di-natale at the scene of the fire in banning, california. dominic? >> reporter: fire crews desperate to save lives today after one person was critically injured with severe burns, and two fire crew members due to
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smoke inhalation. the fire is now 8 miles long. let's show you some stills of the structures affected by this, 15 structures in total have been destroyed, 100 more are at risk is what one spokesman was saying to me earlier on this morning. it's been raging, 10,000 acres is the latest number that came out, and that's with the crews who were working overnight and the aircraft overheld with infrared data. the fire crews that just came in came with this assessment: >> that's critical to us. we've got 8 miles of line on each side of this fire. we've got to get some line around that starting back at the origin, at the toe of the fire -- or the heel and working us all the way back. so we have a lot of work to do to get that containment line and stop this fire from spreading in multiple directions. >> reporter: now, the concern most of all at the moment is the
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cabazon community just a short distance from where i stand. it's where the fire is now turning around, and fire crews really want to stop it there and prevent it from going all the way into the distance, sorry, all the way into the desert, i should say. it's on the west side of the san jacinto mountains. there's a big cloud going over palm springs, and visibility is low at the airport. we were seeing tweets overnight saying there was so much ash in the air, one person described it as looking like pompei. that could be with a bit of an exaggeration. depends what happens today. 0% containment still. that's because this fire is moving so quickly, and it's proven to be one of the toughest fires so far. it's not one of the biggest by any means, i think it was the powerhouse fire that reached 32,000 acres. this has the potential to go that far, say fire crews who are
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only 24 hours into this, in fact, less than 24 hours into this. later on today we'll be able to get a sense of how much they've been able to contain. fire crews think lines should fend off some of the front. gregg: it's a very windy can area -- windy area, the wind just sucks right through those mountains. dominic di-natale, thanks very much. jenna: well, now to new concerns about the health care law as we learn the government is months behind in testing data security for a very key part of the law. it's a part of the law that is designed to allow us to purchase health insurance through open to exchanges. our chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel is live in d.c. with more. congress is on recess, you are not -- which is always a good thing, we appreciate that -- but who is sounding the alarm about this data hub? >> reporter: well, i talked to one congressman who said this is a hacker's dream, and he is worried about missed security deadlines. >> this is going to be one of
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the greatest collections of private information on american citizens that we've ever put together. it requires that that kind of data system be secure, and they're not ready to have the kind of security that will guarantee the integrity of that information isn't violated. >> reporter: the inspector general for the department of health and human services sounded the initial alarm warning, quote: >> r eporter: the give you an idea of the complexity, this data hub will gather and share information from seven different federal agencies. states will also have access to the data and contribute their own information. jenna? jenna: all right. so that ig report is supposed to be nonpartisan, a way to look at
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what's happening inside the government, for example, mike. but there's a lot of folks trying to set this up, and they have done so since the law was, you know, passed. so what response have we received from them? >> reporter: well, the centers for medicare and medicaid services says, quote: >> r eporter: one analyst we talked to predicts they will get this done. >> you know, cms has some of the smartest data geeks in the country working on it furiously. and, i mean, every indication that they're going to be ready to go october 1 nationwide. and i haven't seen anything really convincing, concrete that says that's not going to happen. >> reporter: october 1st is not far off, and the pressure is certainly on. jenna? jenna: we'll continue to watch it, mike, thank you.
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>> reporter: thank you. gregg: new details in the search for two missing children from california, the manhunt expanding now to several more states. oregon, washington state and nevada issuing amber alerts for ethan and hannah anderson after a possible sighting of the suspect's car. will carr is live in los angeles with the details. will? >> reporter: hi, gregg. the latest news the fbi and now authorities in canada and mexico all on the hundred for james dimaggio. now, this comes at the exact same time as hannah's family continues to plead for him to do the right thing. as of right now there is a million dollar arrest warrant out for dimaggio, and authorities say he could be heading to mexico, canada, but they also admit that he had a 24-hour head start, so he could potentially be anywhere. all of this started on sunday. police say he kidnapped hannah after he lit his house on fire with hannah's mom and possibly her younger brother inside. authorities right now are
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waiting on dna results before they can say if the child's body in the house was hannah's brother, ethan. this morning hannah's dad appeared on "fox & friends" and said he has to believe that ethan did die in the fire, and he has a direct message for the man he ones called -- he once called a close friend. >> whatever you set out to do, the damage is done. try to get your mind together and let go of my daughter. let her come home to me, you know? and for my daughter, you know what to do. if you can get to a phone, don't try to call somebody you know, you call 911. and you've been trained. >> reporter: while her family hopes that hannah can get away, authorities have issued amber alerts in four states right now, that's led to tips from all across the country. some drivers have said they've seen dimaggio's car which is a blue nissan versa, but so far he's still on the run and one thing that i want to point out,
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hannah's dad says he does not think dimaggio has a passport, but it doesn't necessarily mean he can't get across the border. gregg: indeed. will carr, thanks very much. jenna: we are going to go overseas to japan and the crippled fukushima nuclear plant. it suffered major damage during the tsunami two years ago, and now some 300 tons of radiation, contaminated water is entering the pacific ocean every day. david piper is live on the phone from bangkok, thailand, with more for us now. david? >> reporter: hi, jenna, yes. the japanese government is pledging action to stop the radioactive leaks from the crippled talk about fukushima p. and one of the most drastic proposals is to freeze the area around the plant. nothing like this has been done before anywhere in the world, and the japanese government may have to step in -- [inaudible] might reach as high as $100 million. the project would involve building a mile-long barrier
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around the building housing the reactors. the freezing of the soil would be achieved by sinking pipes into the ground, sending cool about through them -- coolant through them. if successful, it could stop the contaminated water from pouring into the pacific ocean each day. much of it comes from the contaminated water seeping into the groundwater under the plant, and that water remains very dangerous. radioactivity still hundreds of times above safe drinking levels. the company which owns the plant has been trying to stem the flow of the contaminated water. it's preventing the contaminated groundwater from reaching the sea, but it hasn't been successful. a spokesman for the company has admitted it's a difficult problem to solve because excess water can go around or above the barrier. they're also pumping hundreds of tons of water into the plant every day to cool the crippled reactors, and that is part of
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the problem. they -- [inaudible] in the basement which holds the reactors to stop the contaminated water leaking out because the building remains -- [inaudible] now according to scientists, there are two other possible alternatives here in the form of commercial solutions. start dumping the water now from the plant straight into the pacific or try to evaporate it. and and it's being estimated that the cleanup could take up to 40 years and cost over $11 billion. back to you. jenna: david, thank you. gregg: it is widely considered the most dangerous al-qaeda affiliate in the world. coming up, we take a closer look at the growing influence of the terror group known as al-qaeda in the arabian peninsula. and stunning developments out of fort hood just a short time ago. a judge denying a motion from hasan's attorneys to halt the
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jenna: well, right now many u.s. embassies around the world remain closed today, an unprecedented move by our government sparked by an undisclosed terror threat that apparently involved an al-qaeda affiliate in yemen. some experts call al-qaeda in the arabian peninsula the most dangerous branch of the larger terror group. but just how much support is this offshoot receiving from the outside, and how capable is it of independently launching a major attack? jonathan chancellor is the vice president at the foundation of defense of democracies, former terrorism analyst at the treasury department. jonathan, it's nice to have you with us. we're continuing to look at, you know, what kind of plot, what kind of group can cause this
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type of unprecedented closing of our embassies overseas. and so because you've looked at terror financing and looked at different groups that support each other, we were thinking, you know, what kind of support is this group in yemen getting? where is it coming from? >> sure. well, i mean, you have to understand, first of all, the way al-qaeda has been structured. it's been structured this way for more than ten years, and that is it is a network of affiliates or franchises. it is a very flatlined organization, particularly since the demise of usama bin laden. you've got a number of independent groups with very local grievances that also maintain a very global outlook about their war against the west. al-qaeda of the arabian peninsula operates independently, and we've seen over the past couple of years that it has the ability to perpetrate attacks against the united states. this is the same group that was responsible for the underwear bomber, for that cartridge plot on a plane heading to the united states. so they've been very creative in the past, and unfortunately, it doesn't take very much financing or support from the outside in
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order for these, for this group to be able to carry out such attacks. jenna: we're looking at the limited video we have out of yemen regarding this terror group, and you mentioned they don't need a ton of money. this is a very rural country, very little resources, so one wonders if this is our response to a group in yemen, what would our response be to a threat coming from, let's say, a nuclear iran? [laughter] >> right. well, i mean, obviously, i think there's a lot of criticism about the way that we've shut down, although i think it must be said, though, that this conference call or let's just call it a group communication -- i know there's been some dispute about that this morning -- but the group communication that took place took place between the leader offalside, sa zawahi, and approximately 20 other leaders of the various groups around the globe. that includes uzbekistan, the sinai peninsula, north africa. and so it's for that reason that the united states has taken these precautions in so many different places. that said, because we don't
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specifically know what's going on, and i have to admit i don't know what's involved in these communications, this still does look excess i have given the fact that it it takes is one phone call to basically send the united states into a tail spin. jenna: but that calls into questions the words that we're using, right, jonathan? affiliate, franchise, we're repeatedly told that core al-qaeda because bin laden is gone is no longer there and these are, again, independent groups that are sort of operating independently. josh rosen from the daily beast is one of the reporters who broke this story, talked about different officials, if you will, of al-qaeda, and if that's really the case, how does that change what we've been told about the state of al-qaeda and how we should respond? >> well, we've been learing that al-qaeda is -- hearing thattal caid is dismated or on its heels, and i take issue with that. this affiliate structure has always been there. it was basically installed by
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design by the leaders of al-qaeda including usama bin laden and aymanal al-zawahiri, and the idea is when the corporate structure of the headquarters is hurt, that the wider network is still able to carry out attacks worldwide. this is what they're doing right now, and it shows that their strategy has paid off. and so al-qaeda is far from dead, in fact, it's very much alive. we're looking right now at al-qaeda 2.0. jenna: have we adjusted our strategy accordingly? >> well, i don't think so. i think the real answer here has been to go after the affiliate groups in a bunch of different places, in other words to go after al-qaeda of the arabian peninsula in yemen with the local government, to go after the north africa affiliate and do all this on a local basis with local militaries. and be it's something that i think we've had an opportunity to do for the last ten years, and we've not. jenna: interesting. if that call brings any headlines to us, jonathan, i want you to check your e-mail.
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>> deepest apologies. [laughter] jenna: you were quick about it, really great reaction. these are really big topics, and we have to continue to discuss them to figure out how do we do better. jonathan, thank you. appreciate it. >> thanks a lot. gregg: we are on verdict watch in the trial of accused mobster whitey bulger as the jury deliberates his fate for a third straight day. jurors asking a series of questions as both the defense and the prosecution meet with the judge. our legal panel is here to explain what it means. and the military judge presiding over the court-martial of major nidal hasan makes a major decision. what it means in the case against the accused fort hood shooter.
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gregg:ing right now the court-martial in the fort hood massacre case is back on after the military judge rejected a request from nidal hasan's standby attorneys who demanded to be removed from the case. lawyers are helping hasan represent himself, but objected because they say he was trying to secure a death sentence. once the judge rejected that motion, they asked to be removed altogether, but the judge ordered them to continue assisting hasan in his defense. joining us now, doug burns, stephen razor, former jag and former prosecutor, both are criminal defense attorneys. gentlemen, good to see you both. steve, let me start with you since you were jag. the defense attorneys are having a conniption fit, and the judge is getting really angry. the judge is right, isn't she? >> she's absolutely right. she made the right decision. they have an ethical obligation to assist hasan in his own defense. now, if hasan decides that he
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wants to go down this road which will eventually lead to a death penalty and that's, in fact, what he wants, their duty is to be there to advise him on the law and to make sure that the proceedings are fair to him, and that's exactly what they're going to have to do whether or not they feel comfortable is not the issue. gregg: if hasan, doug, wants to self-destruct, he has a right to represent himself even badly, and, you know, those lawyers are just supposed to sit there on their hands until they ask questions. >> well, you guys are making an even better point which is this is different than if you're representing a client. here you're simply advising. gregg: pro se, by the way, is representing yourself. >> right. they were tax protesters, but they had court-appointed advisers. and as you both said, if the defendant wants to take some course that the adviser doesn't think is right, then so be it. gregg: right. now, the defense here is very interesting. admitting he's the shooter, and it would be, as the prosecutor said, absurd for him to do
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otherwise. but his defense is kind of what they call in civilian courtrooms a necessity defense. he's sort of saying i had to do this in order to save taliban lives. now, that's not going to fly, is it? is. >> it's not going to fly. in fact, the judge instructs him and instructed the jury in this case that that is not a defense. and, in fact, when he gets into that -- which we expect he will testify in this case -- when he gets into those fact, the judge will instruct them again not to consider it. gregg: yeah. it's not going to fly. >> you can analyze that more technically. there's no causal link whatsoever. gregg: no. which is why the judge said you can't do it, but he's going to try anyway. all right, want to move on to the whitey bulger case. day three of distributions. and the jurors -- of deliberations. and the jurors asked the judge, do we have to find unanimous findings on each of the 33 criminal acts included in the racketeering charge. now,ly coe stuff, steven -- rico
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stuff, 1250e67b steven, is very complicated. they're a little confused. >> yeah, i mean, they got the instruction they needed and, look, the judge did a good job in simplifying the issues for them. you need to prove two, and that's it. so she told them, in essence, look, if you're not sure on one, move to the next one. gregg: right. what's interesting, doug, is that, you know, whitey bulger has already admitted to the underlying crimes that you need for racketeering, right? >> we were discussing this before, and we've been saying this all through this case, and i would actually ask you guys, why would a lawyer get up in the opening and say he's guilty of bookmaking, extortion and drug dealing? that makes no sense to me. i would just get up and give the standard opening, they have to prove it beyond a reasonable doubt and just sit down. so your point is very well taken. but i think stephen answered it which is his agenda in this trial was i wasn't an informant or a rat, and i never killed
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females. that's really all he cares about. gregg: widows and orphans were spared, but everybody else was killed. >> right. gregg: also the defense admitted that he's the head of a criminal organization. that's also an underlying act. so this should be easy for these jurors, shouldn't it? >> it absolutely will be, but they do have to go through each and every charge, and that's what they're doing. eventually, they're going to accumulate enough to find him guilty and put him away for the rest of his life, but they have to take each charge individually and take each charge seriously, and that's exactly what they're doing. gregg: they were also concerned about the murder charge, aiding and abetting. gentlemen, steven razor, doug burns, good to see you both. jenna? jenna: a group of illegal immigrants intentionally got arrested crossing the u.s./mexico boarder and now they're learning their fate. what will happen to the so-called dream nine? we're live with that story. plus, it wasn't a super relationship to begin with, now there's some new fallout after the president canceled a meeting with the russian president.
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obama's decision to cancel his meeting with russian president putin. mr. obama still plans to attend the russian-hosted g20 up mitt in st. petersburg. white house taking heat for that decision in an op-ed post the on "politico," quote. this is a mistake. of the three options available to him president obama chose the middle one. while seemingly a step in the right direction it gets him the least bang for his buck. better not go to russia at all and go and let the russians and the world hear from obama, rather than jay carney what america thinks, denying putin the political boost he so avidly thinks. a different view emerging with "the new york times" reporting this. mr. obama's decision received support from republicans and democrats. stroke talbot, deputy secretary of state under bill clinton and president of the brookings institute said, a moscow meeting would have been more happy talk than merited.
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ambassador john bolton weighing in on at controversy last night when he went "on the record" with greta van susteren. >> canceling this meeting has all the impact on putin of obama fluttering his eyelids. it is purely symbolic. gregg: joining us now, brad blakeman, former deputy assistant to president george w. bush. mike breen, executive director of the truman national security project. mike, let me start with you. surely put teen knew obama would cancel if i gave snowden asylum which is probably why putin did it. why not, if you're the president of the united states, do just the opposite. meet with putin, confront him face-to-face? give him a tongue-lashing, criticize him publicly? why not that? >> the president is right he carries with his office the strength and prestige of the united states of america. if you want to sit across the table one-on-one with the president of united states you have to earn that honor. and putin hasn't earned it. this is like when rex ryan
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painted himself as arch rival as bill belichick when the two coaches were not in the same league. belichick did the right thing, he ignored rye yawn. president turned putin into a punch line on leno. gregg: a punch line, brad? why not do something meaningful? >> absolutely. gregg: put the missile defense system back in the czech republic in poland. want to go really extreme, pull out of s.t.a.r.t.? >> the president new he was obligated to go to the g 8 summit. our allies are there. there is no way we would disrespect them because we were disrespected in a bilateral relationship with russia. the president knew he couldn't cancel st. petersburg. he knew he had an opportunity to confront putin on his home territory and talk about the bilateral, relationship in a frank, open, honest way on putin's turf. that's exactly what he should have done. by kicking putin in the butt, in
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the kremlin or in moscow and then boeing to the g 8, he would have got high-fives from the allies and gotten tremendous good press across the board. gregg: mike, the other point bolton made, maybe it's a legitimate one, look, the record reflects that president obama has been outmanueverred and embarrassed consistently by president putin and seemed to be underscored yesterday by jay carney, the press secretary. i will quote him. he was citing recent failures. our lack proving guess on issues such as missile defense, arms control, trade and commercial relations, global security issues, human rights, civil society. he didn't mention iran and syria but he could have added that to the list. so, is bolton right, mike? the president has been outmanueverred? >> i don't think that's correct. what putin is doing is classic. he is trying to position himself as czar of the russias. those days are gone. the russia is not equal to the united states.
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when you want to score cheap points you take on the biggest kid on the block, that's us. the president is right, right to go forward. he will be on russian soil. talk about the g8, g20. leader among free worlds. >> he has been reduce to a member the g8. >> that is very extreme and almost hysterical reaction to simple cancellation. >> he has taken us down in the ice of the world cowering to russia. >> he is not cowering. he being adult in the room. standing as adult in the room. >> you want to skit across the table from the president of the united states. earn that right. >> putin could care less whether he is sitting across the table. united states. >> putin wanted this meeting. president doesn't. >> putin wanted this meeting a and president is not playing into his hands. gregg: colloquy here and slightly shift a little bit. when he was a senator, running for president of the united states back in 2007, senator obama had a public forum was asked whether he would meet with a wide variety of very
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controversial world leaders. and here was his response. take a listen. >> i would. and the reason is this. that the notion that somehow not talking to countries is punishment to them, which has been the guiding diplomatic principle of this administration, is ridiculous. gregg: mike, he is clearly trying to punish putin for the snowden affair. so isn't the president now essentially going against his own word, his promise. >> of course not. you meet with someone once. and, if that doesn't work out, if the extended hand is slapped down. go in for the handshake and get stabbed in the back of course you don't continue down that path. the president started out that way to negotiate from position of strength. key tenet of diplomacy talking to afghan warlord on the ground or president of another nation, united states of america negotiates from a position of strength f you want to sit across the table from us you
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have to earn that right. gregg: brad, the president made, made a very big teal when he took office, reset button, remember that? reset relations by russia by force of will, talent, personality. famous videotape of clint clint and misspelled reset button. has that reset stratgum collapsed? >> of course. we gave him reset. they gave us the reject button. the fact the president of the united states could have taken it to putin on his turf. the president cowers to putin i will punish you to not going to a meeting you don't even want me to attend? no, he wins. president is the one who has the upper hand in relationship, going into the g8 summit. gregg: there is no relationship in the video of two sitting across from each other. as steve was saying they look like two old married couples that hate each other. probably speaks volumes about the whole thing. mike breen, brad blakeman.
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>> thank you. gregg: all right. >> brand new developments in the case of the so-called dream nine, the nine illegal immigrants intentionally got arrested crossing the u.s.-mexico border in an effort to challenge immigration law and deportation policies. the group got the green light to stay in the united states. there is lot to the story. william la jeunesse live in los angeles with more. william? >> reporter: jenna, this case captures the fault lines in the immigration debate. critics call the decision a sham and a farce. supporters say it is about time the u.s. recognize rights of undocumented immigrants brought here illegally by their parents by the arizona nine dreamers. released from jail after proposing u.s. deportation policy. under existing immigration law, the nine should have been, either prosecuted, or immediately deported and barred from reentering the u.s. for three to 10 years. instead, the administration set them free, saying that the nine had quote, a credible fear of
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persecution or torture should they return to mexico. >> the risk, we took. we didn't know what we were going into. we knew we were going in. we were going to fight and our purpose was to get home. >> reporter: now critics call this decision, a mockery of the law since seven of the nine dreamers aren't even elgible for the dream act. five have been living, working, going to school in mexico for years without incident. one. so-called students, is 37 years old. finally, while the nine allegedly face persecution, nowhere does the administration explain from whom they face persecution. >> the orders from washington, d.c. are to simply turn these people loose. all you have to do is say you qualify for daca and that you intend to apply, they're told, instructed by higher ups to simply turn people lose, set them free, allow them to pursue whatever path they want. >> reporter: it will take years
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before any of these nine go to court. highly unlikely, jenna will be returned to mexico. critics call this a dangerous precedent that will allow other illegal immigrants to make a similar claim to stay in the u.s. back to you. jenna: william la jeunesse, live in l.a. thank you. gregg: we've got brand new fox poll numbers to share with you. they show how americans feel about the president. just ahead, the new numbers and what it could mean for the administration. in the age of twitter, facebook and well, a bunch of other social networking, there's a new effort underway by sports venues to make fans happy
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jenna: breaking news out of israel now. we're just getting word that the israeli military has ordered the closure of the a-lot airport in the southern part of country. that is aways away from jerusalem, tel aviv, some of the major metropolitan areas of
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israel. we're hearing that the airport is closed until further notice. there has been reference to security concerns about why the israeli military did this. to put in context there is heightened alert around the world because of questions about some sort of a terrorist attack. we don't know if that is relevant here but we're hearing from our jerusalem bureau that military sources are telling fox news the reason why they're putting this area on alert is regarding a potential attack from muslim militants from the sinai peninsula. so that's what we're hearing now. a smaller airport in israel in the southern part of the country because of security concerns as we hear more, we will bring that to you. gregg: peanuts, crackerjacks and wi-fi? well, stadiums nationwide now going digital following a fan-driven revolution to keep up with social media.
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adam housley is live from the at&t park in beautiful san francisco with where they are unveiling a new social media center. hi, adam. tell is about it. >> reporter: yeah, gregg. if you watched a-rod at bat earlier this week whether you liked a-rod or not, it was loud, there were tons of boos, but when you look at video people were holding up cell phones or video taking pictures of event to share with family and friends. that is where at&t park comes into play. wi-fi creating a experience for fans. new stadiums being built and old ones are upgraded putting in wi-fi systems and faster systems to help please and implement tech friendly sports fans, fantasy sports, watching other games, tweeting, real time sports stats. wi-fi is must not only at home but makes sure it is happening at stadium. the giants have a one-stop shop. the cafe is out in let field by the big mitt. broadcast messages for everyone
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to see during the game. appropriate first-of-its-kind experience, but a toss away from the silicon valley. >> twitter is six blocks from us. facebook is down the road. we believe we're in the hub of social media. we believe when people are watching the game social media can be a part of it. >> reporter: the giants, the 49ers are building a new stadium in santa clara, south of here a bit. they claim they will have the greatest stadium wi-fi network of all time. they will have 1500 wireless access points. double the number installed at super bowl for it is about making sure you're filling the seats. >> the leagues and the teams and all of these entities have to give a reason for the people to come to the stadium. otherwise you're going to have an 80-thousand seat arena empty playing to a studio show. >> reporter: so basically, you have fans sitting in the seats with phone in one hand, beer or hot dog in the other.
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you want to make sure the hd home experience so amazing now can really happen at the stadium. you can tweet things out, instagram, that kind of thing. stadiums and teams are having to put these big-time systems in. gregg: we all multitask. yeah, if you want to suck in all the fans you have to offer what they do. adam housley in san francisco. adam thanks very much. jenna: millions played but only three hit the last night's big powerball jackpot. where the golden tickets were sold. this is guaranteed to help you lose weight. apparently about not what you eat but when. we'll see about that. ♪ anyone have occasional constipation,
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jenna: for most of us here in america, breakfast is probably the smallest meal of the day, followed by a larger lunch and even bigger dinner. according to one study in the journal, "obesity quote. to lose weight you should do exact opposite. women who participated in the study, had 50% of calories at breakfast and lost 20 pounds. we have a registered dietician and author of the book, healthy habits. why would that happen, laura? >> why would people lose weight when they're eating more at brake fast? jenna: right. >> what we're thinking is have half of the calories in the morning. the body is more able to utilize the calories. also the body is more insulin sensitive. you're moving. you're active.
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so the body produces insulin when you eat your meal. and then it is using that food right away. jenna: so gregg and i want to know, whether or not, in one of our teases earlier this hour, we showed a burger, we're talking about you could eat a bigger breakfast. can you eat whatever you want at brake fast according to this study? or is it the fact that during breakfast time you're eating things like eggs and cereal and fruit and not necessarily the burger you might want at lunch? >> your meal doesn't have to be limited to breakfast food but you want to make your sure meal is 30% protein, 20% fat and 45% carbohydrates. the good news is that people can have carbohydrates. people are afraid of carbohydrates. this study says you can have caches carb at breakfast and that it might have positive effect. jenna: you're trying to start off really good during the morning. by the evening you're hungry.
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during this diet, what do you have 200 calories at dinner. that document sound like a lot. what if you're super hungry by the end. day and you worked hard and exercised. what is the strategy. >> what this study shows, when you eat a larger meal in the morning, has the carb, the protein and the fat that you actually produce less appetite hormones some you're not as hungry at night. jenna: give it a shot to see how it works. >> you have to try it. of course this is, this does not mean you can eat any amount of food. you do need to follow a certain intake that's appropriate for your height and weight. jenna: very interesting. laura, thank you very much. nice to have you. greg, what do you think, a burger at breakfast? maybe but maybe not. gregg: there is a five guys half a block from here. let's get a bacon double cheeseburger with everything on it. jenna: i don't think lara would approve of that, gregg. you're pushing it. gregg: i haven't had breakfast yet. that is my breakfast.
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amazing catch at a minor league baseball game. you will not believe who made this catch coming up. stick around. ♪ the
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look at this one. drag yons minor league teams, the cincinnati reds lose -- it was by a guy in a green stretcher. >> did he hurt himself? >> jumping out. letting that old hard metal fence crash in his head into it. he's okay. he's open. there it is. slow-mow. >> that's going to leave a mark >> he's smiling, he's


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